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YNY fundraiser

13 Oct

Please join us on October 16th at

Allegra LaViola Gallery located at 179 East Broadway

for YOUNG NEW YORKERS

Second Annual Silent Art Auction & Fundraiser.

One of my prints will be auctioned off at the event for a good cause. I hope to see you there!
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Chashama Harlem Arts Factory Fest

7 Oct

I’m honored to participate in Chashama’s Harlem Arts Factory Fest next weekend. I will be presenting a brand new mural on 126th street. It should be a great turnout with lots of open studios, murals and transformed exhibition spaces to view.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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A Weekend- Long Celebration of Art, Performances, and Open Studios

461 West 126th street New York New York 10027

Saturday, October 12 from 12-6pm; Sunday October 13 from 12-6pm.

 

RECAP of past few months….

5 Aug

I know I know theres no excuse on why I haven’t posted anything in the last month. I been so busy with project I haven’t been able to keep up with the blog.

SO I’m about to play catch up. This year has been a whirlwind- so much work I felt overwhelmed at times. But now I am looking back and reflecting a bit on what went down. SO this post will be more of a recap. Lets see, I completed 6 Teaching artist residencies this year and a few shows, some walls, a piano project, and now a solo exhibition in Tel Aviv…. Heres some flicks of the past few months. Hope you’re all well!

Sing For Hope Piano Project:

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GILF! Ladies wall collaboration in Bushwick with Vexta, Cake, Sheryo, Elle and Gilf!

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Bushwick Collective Mural

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Welling Court Mural Project (collaboration with Olek)

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More on my next post about my TLV show and travels. Thanks for all your continued support!!!!

3 upcoming shows

7 Mar

Hi all,

Its been a minute since I last posted- I apologize for the disconnect. I just moved my apartment and well we all know what it’s like to uproot your home and relocate it. Especially when you been in the spot for 8 years. My landlord raised the rent $600 in my Sunnyside, Queens neighborhood and thats when I realized- she’s nuts and I had to go! GREEDY SLUMLORDS- New York is filled with them. The positive thing is I got a dope new spot in LIC/ Astoria border right by the water and parks and in a community that I have done a lot of work in- Welling Court. My new landlord is a community organizer and activist and I can actually chill with him, what a relief!!!! So with that I think my move is a positive one and I am truly looking forward to building more with my new community. I am also excited for my long walks to the park and bike rides along the water to come!!!!

On a biz note- I have 3 shows coming up. The first is a show with @MightyTanaka who has been repping me for the past year or so- I enjoy working with Alex, he is good people. It’s important for me to work with honest people who are truly making things happen in our community and contributing to the support of artists who need it….

So heres the info for this show:

http://www.fountainartfair.com

The next show:

DANGER TO THE DARKNESS: An Art Exhibit Benefiting A21

March 16, 2013 – April 13, 2013

Harlem, NY – Heath Gallery is proud to present “Danger to the Darkness”, a group art exhibition and fundraiser in support of The A21 Campaign, an organization committed to abolishing slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century.As passionately expressed by co-founder Christine Caine, the tragedy of kidnapping and sexual exploitation is a very real, prominent evil that can be prevented and eliminated through education, awareness, and action. Enter: Heath Gallery, with a fresh army of art activists.

“Danger to the Darkness” enlists creative minds from all disciplines to share glimpses of those powers that shine light into the dimmest corners of our collective existence.The walls of the landmark Harlem brownstone will be lined with thoughtfully assembled, personal images of redemption and triumph, and whose manifestations are fundamental testaments to the fortitude and resilience of the human spirit.

The Heath Gallery family invites you to join in contemplation and support of an urgent cause – one that can often seem worlds away.

Proceeds from the sale of all exhibited artwork will be used towards creating a safer, more peaceful global community via The A21 Campaign. Donations will also be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the duration of the exhibition. For more information about their work and mission,visitTheA21Campaign.org,or take part in the dialogue at our opening reception:

Saturday, March 16th, 6-9pm Heath Gallery
24 West 120th Street Harlem, NY 10027

Curated by Mike McManus and Aaron Valentin

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and the final exhibit is on March 14th from 7-11pm.

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Please come through to support this artist who has been incriminated for posting posters around NYC about drones. Great chance to support artists and get some good art for reasonable prices.

 

I’ll also keep you posted about my upcoming projects for Spring- Sing For Hope Pianos, Mural in Bushwick 5 pointz and collaborations with some AMAZING women!!!

Thanks for all the continued support folks- I love that you are part of the process of dreams coming true~

PURPLE recap

26 Nov

Hi all,

It has been a crazy whirlwind of shows, murals and events this season. NONSTOP. The PURPLE exhibition was a great success and I felt really great about showing next to some of the dopest ladies in the game today. Please see some recap photos to get a sense of how the show went if you weren’t there.

Thanks to all the artists in the show- Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, MissVan, Olek, Priscila de Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado. I also want to give a very special thank you to Tracy, Nina and Mark at Causey Contemporary Gallery who have been a great pleasure to work with for this exhibition. A special thank you to Lenny Collado who assisted in hanging the show, Yvette Devito for all her continued work and support of the collective, Free5 who is always their with a helping hand and supportive of any work we do, Doc who blessed us with his great music selection opening night and Shir Lieberman who is Olek’s assistant and pitched in to help with the signage of the show.  Last but not least THANKS to all of you who supported and attended the show at some point during the month. Your support is greatly appreciated, THANK YOU ALL!

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“PURPLE” October 19, 2012 from 6-9pm at Causey Contemporary Gallery

4 Sep
Eleven Female Artists take over Causey Contemporary Gallery in an exhibition exploring the color Purple
 
August 2012, Brooklyn, NY — This autumn, eleven female contemporary artists will explore Purple  as a color, word and psychological context in a freestyle exhibition where medium, formal strategies and process intersect to create original content.
 
Purple will be on view at Causey Contemporary Gallery, 92 Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, from October 19 – November 18, 2012, with an opening reception from 6pm – 9pm on Friday, October 19th. This exhibition is produced by YOUNITY, an international collective of urban female visual artists, designers and craftswomen. The collective collaborates on creative projects, resource networks, mentoring of youth, community building, and the production of art exhibitions that promote women in the arts.
 
Curated by Diana McClure and YOUNITY co-founder Alice Mizrachi, this exhibition features a group of internationally recognizable street, mural, urban and contemporary artists from across the United States and abroad including: Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, Gilf!, Lady Pink, Lichiban, Miss Van, Olek, Priscila De Carvalho, Queen Andrea, Ritzy Periwinkle, and Sofia Maldonado.
 
From electric purple, Tyrian purple and Han purple, to purple prose, purple patches and human color psychology, the color purple has been tapped by the musician Prince, the author Alice Walker, the French art publication Purple Journal, and the ancient world, to convey a certain psychological vibration, spiritual energy or visual message.  In this exhibition, each artists’ interpretation of purple aims to unlock new readings on the visceral, intellectual, conceptual, spiritual and pleasurable aspects of the color purple.
 
For further information about Purple or the artists involved, contact the CauseyContemporary Gallery, 718 218 8939 or info@causeycontemporary.com
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THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT in Harlem- 6.24.12 from 12-3pm

21 Jun

Bleach Batik | June 24, 2011 

12pm – 3pm
The Laundry Room
143 West 116th Street, Harlem

Led by Alice Mizrachi

Inspired by the process of Batik fabric dyeing, participants use bleach instead of wax to create their own neighborhood-inspired textiles. Use your imagination and bleach to make a design that reflects a part of your neighborhood, whether it’s a person or place, past or present.

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LADIES FIRST- 6.30.12 in Harlem

21 Jun

James Top Productions
in Associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ladies First
“Ladies First” an all Female Graffiti Art Exhibition
Sugar Hill, Harlem, New York City, June 4, 2012

Who: James Top Productions in associations with The Azucarera NYC Gallery Presents: “Ladies First”
What: Female Graffiti Artists
Where: The Azucarera NYC Gallery, 414 West 145 Street, New York, NY
When: Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm
Why: To see current works from all female graffiti artists.

Uptown NYC gave birth to graffiti art in the early 1970’s. Barbara 62, Eva 62 and Stoney where female writers
who gave great contributions to the evolution in those early years.
On Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm a selected group of international all female graffiti artists
will present current works on canvas during the “Ladies First” exhibition. This will be the first all female graffiti art
presentation uptown ever according to curator, James Top. To see their creativity, genius and expression will leave
you in awe one canvas at a time.

“Ladies First” is the evolution of the female graffiti artists and the show to see.
There will be a VIP/Media/Sponsors Only Opening on Friday June 29, 2012 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance: graffitinyctv@gmail.com.
The General Public Opening will be on Saturday June 30, 2012 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm.
RSVP is required for attendance: graffitinyctv@gmail.com.

Featured Artists: Scratch, Vik, Shiro, Grape 897, Diva, Erotica 67, Redy Roc Reds, DollFace, Pink Eye, Mythe,
Danielle Mastrion, AM, Erin Yoshi, Marthalicia Matarrita, QA, Elan and many others.
For Artist Bio’s and Profiles log on to: http://www.jamestopproductions.com/ladiesfirst

Music By: DJ Soe TOP/X-MEN
Spoken Wordz By: “Be” The Poet

About the Venue: The Azucarera NYC Gallery is Sugar Hill’s most exclusive gallery, located at 414 West 145 Street
(btw St. Nicholas & Convent Avenues.) in the basement level.
The gallery will host “Ladies First” from June 30, 2012 to September 3, 2012
Nearest Subways: A, B, C, D or 1 trains to the 145th Street Station.
For more info and directions, please visit http://www.azucareranyc.com
For media and sponsorship inquires, please contact James TOP at graffitinyctv@gmail.com or call 917.361.5483.

 

AM x REEBOK x BASQUIAT at RIME

21 Jun

After The Stairwell Project, my friend Sienide suggested I get involved with a project at Rime in BK. Reebok just came out with a new line of kicks dedicated to Basquiat and they were looking for artists to display works inspired by Jean-Michel. So I participated along with a few other artists and the community voted on their favorites for a chance to win a pair of the collabo Reeboks and a gift certificate at Rime in Cobble Hill. I won third place and was happy to go shopping after. It was a nice community event to support the store and connect with fellow artists.

Sienide, Eric Orr and myself outside of RIME.

In loving memory of SAMO.

Summertime Madness- The Flock Photo recap

21 Jun

The way I can always tell summer is in full effect is when I am on accelerated grind mode. For us painters who do public work and art on the street summertime is when a lot of our outdoor work happens. Now that I’m out of my hibernation mode and in stank city heat here are some of the dope projects I’ve been working on…

The Flock by FOKUS took place June 3 in BROOKNAM. It was so much fun to host my bleach batiking workshop with FOKUS and reach out to the community to show innovative ways to create art. I was so busy at my table that I didn’t even get to kick it with my peoples who were also there working. Peep some of the photos below for my brief recap. To see more flicks of the whole jam in depth please check out the FOKUS website….

Thanks to Atiba, Giovanna, Allison and the whole FOKUS team for bringing this event to the community. Building community is a significant part of my aesthetic as an artist- thanks for providing the platform FOKUS!